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Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by ijustdey: 2:42pm On Jun 23, 2020
The police in Kano have rescued over 600 labourers who were forced to spend three months in a factory called ‘popular farm rice’, in Challawa industrial area.



The workers told PREMIUM TIMES that they were threatened with their jobs if they opted to go home to see their families.

Members of the Kano police command stormed the factory on Monday after obtaining a court injunction, arresting four managers and releasing the detained workers.

According to the workers, they were denied access outside the premises of the factory due to the fear of bringing COVID-19 into the factory.

One of the freed workers told journalists that he has been in the factory since March 23rd without setting his foot outside.

Another worker, Haruna Salihu, said he had been in the factory since March 28 and was denied time to visit his family and parents. “Our family members are seriously disturbed, as they don’t know the (condition we are in). My wife and my kids used to come to the factory’s gate and I couldn’t go and meet them.


This is where the factory workers sleep.

“We were tricked to stay in the factory for five days, then (it was) extended to seven days, then two weeks and subsequently extended to one month. We are now detained for over three months. There are about 600 workers in the factory. We are sleeping in a very poor environment. I am appealing to authorities to allow me to go back to my family.”

According to another employee, though he was not forced to stay, he was threatened with dismissal if he decided to go outside the factory.

Also, a truck driver, Hashimu Isa, who brought paddy rice from Kebbi State, narrated how he was kept in the factory for three days without going out.




“I brought paddy rice from Yauri, Kebbi State. I couldn’t go out of the factory, since my entry three days ago. Even if you attempted to go out, the security will not allow you. I couldn’t go out to give my boy money to buy food. Someone sent me ten thousand Naira, but I couldn’t go to the bank to withdraw it. I was waiting to (offload) the rice, so that I will leave,” he said.

The police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said they have arrested four management staff of the factory, and investigation is ongoing to verify the allegations against them.

“We have found many workers locked and enslaved in the factory. The commissioner of police, Habu A Sani, has directed for thorough investigation. So far, we have arrested four management staff and investigation has commenced,” Mr Kiyawa said.

The manager of the rice mill, who identified himself as Abdulkareem, regretted the incident, saying he was not aware of the workers’ terrible condition.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/399138-covid-19-nigeria-police-rescue-over-600-workers-locked-for-three-months-in-rice-factory.html

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by JasonScoolari: 2:43pm On Jun 23, 2020
Another stylish way to recruit massive bandits into the region....

But God pass them.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by FlordFlorez(m): 2:46pm On Jun 23, 2020
Jesus!! Which kinda sophiscated slavery be this? Aboki life na big WA.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Mrlouis: 2:47pm On Jun 23, 2020
Zombies everywhere

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by badaru911: 2:52pm On Jun 23, 2020
Nothing new... If those Indians and Lebanese can do it without the government doing anything but turning their eyes away, then be expecting some bad businessman to do the same. Actually there's no law in Nigeria... The law is for the punishment of the common people

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Babzrockman: 2:56pm On Jun 23, 2020
Chaii... Popular Farm Rice wey I know?? Nawaooo for their management ooo..

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Maxymilliano(m): 3:10pm On Jun 23, 2020
Who owns the factory ? Looks like what the Chinese or Indians will do

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by 11thGoldTREE: 3:15pm On Jun 23, 2020
Maxymilliano:
Who owns the factory ? Looks like what the Chinese or Indians will do
You will be surprised it's owned by a fellow Nigerian

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Nobody: 3:18pm On Jun 23, 2020
This is slavery

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Generalkorex(m): 3:18pm On Jun 23, 2020
Na only Chinese and Indian fit do this wickedness.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by light099(m): 3:19pm On Jun 23, 2020
Living like animals in a zoo.

Later y'all be everywhere shouting "black lives matter", when you treat yourselves as animals, present yourselves to the world as animals, but you want them to treat you like royals.

No serious race anywhere in the world would take black race serious.
We keep proving those who called us 'black monkeys' right.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by joviegghead: 3:19pm On Jun 23, 2020
Hmm
This is Nigeria, where slavery is promoted. The evils of capitalism is manifest at extreme levels that one begins to wonder how long we shall attain the prosperity we witness fellow African countries enjoy.

Funnier is how these suffering is exported by foreigner seeking cheap labor.

The stagnant nature of everything is alarming

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by SILVERLINES: 3:19pm On Jun 23, 2020
cheesy

Slavary is a northern culture

From alamajiri to so on and so forth are thier slavary packages.

The most amazing thing is that they are the ones enslaving themselves, and the victims will remain loyal to their slavary masters.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by AFvckingAlpha(m): 3:19pm On Jun 23, 2020
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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Egoat(m): 3:20pm On Jun 23, 2020
where are the 600 people? undecided
north and over estimation of numbers.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Gideoniteprime4: 3:20pm On Jun 23, 2020
hmm
i don`t get
is it the fear of covid 19 or the fear of losing their jobs?
Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by TOPCRUISE(m): 3:20pm On Jun 23, 2020
This is calculated slavery. Man inhumanity to man. Those that recruited them will want to justify their actions by saying that they signed a contract before resuming work.

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by mimimile93: 3:20pm On Jun 23, 2020
Hmmm
Who fed them?
Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Nobody: 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
Police should stop giving us unrealistic statement....
600 workers in the factory stay there intentional... Nothing rescuing about that

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by ernie1234(m): 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
Strategy to to get them work all through out the lockdown.....
Afterall rice is selling like hell, If they go to their homes who will work and manufacture the rice

Wicked Entrepreneur and impoverished Nigerians....

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Happyguy201: 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
Lies . If they were locked for that long how do they feed ?

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by BOLDSTEP00(m): 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
Chai!!! This country is a zoo! wtf
Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by sureboykris(m): 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
600 workers ? And the picture is showing very few people . Modern slavery is unacceptable ,if the story is true

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Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by Yankee101: 3:21pm On Jun 23, 2020
Lebanese?
Re: Police Rescue 600 Kano Workers Locked For 3 Months In Rice Factory by money121(m): 3:22pm On Jun 23, 2020
Ok

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